Saturday began the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in picturesque Lexington, Kentucky! This is the first time ever that the games have left Europe and the United States welcomed the world in grand scale!
The first day of competition began early in the morning with Reining. This sport that originated in the United States was added to the games 8 years ago when the games were in Spain and America has been a top contender every time! This is the only sport in the games that is of the western discipline and uses primarily American Quarter horses. The horses compete over a myriad of disciplines but find their largest niche in Western events.
Reining is the pride of many parts of the United States and to the United States Reining team there is no other place than Gold! Performances started off strong with Tim McQuay and Hollywoodtinseltown yesterday. Strong performances followed by Craig Schmersal, Tom McCutcheon and Shawn Flarida. Belgum came in second and Italy followed a close fourth!
Reining Team Competition United States – Total: 674.5 points
Tim McQuay on Hollywoodstinseltown
Craig Schmersal on Mister Montana Nic
Tom McCutcheon on Gunners Special Nite
Shawn Flarida on RC Fancy Step Belgium – Total: 659.0 points
Jan Boogaerts on Gumpy Grumpy BB
Ann Poels on Whizdom Shines
Cira Baeck on Peek a Boom
Bernard Fonck on BA Reckless Chick Italy – Total: 655.5 points
Marco Ricotta on Smart and Shiney
Stefano Massignan on Yellow Jersey
Dario Carmignani on Red Chic Peppy
Nicola Brunelli on Spat a Blue
We can’t all be world class reining champions, but we can bring home our own reining horses from Golden Oak Stables to you! Bet Yer Blue Boons is a beautiful red roan western horse that would look great under the saddle in reining classes. This beautiful mare was originally released as Stacy Westfall’s Roxy For Breyerfest 2009. This is your opportunity to add this wonderful mare to your stable of champions!
Stay tuned to Golden Oak Stables for more WEG coverage and all the latest Breyer news! Stable News is, as always, your first stop for the latest news and information!